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  1. 1. 1Creative Thinking Puzzles
  2. 2. 2PUZZLE 1• There is blood onthe ceiling of mybedroom. There hasbeen no murder orkilling of anyperson. Nobody hasplayed any trick onme.Can you suggest alogical explanation?
  3. 3. 3Clue To Puzzle 1
  4. 4. 4Answer To Puzzle 1• A mosquito bit me. It laterlanded on my bedroom ceiling.I climbed on the bed and Iswatted it on my ceiling. (Sothe blood is my own as well asthe mosquitos).
  5. 5. 5PUZZLE 2• There is a flash of lightand a man dies.The man is not killed byany other person and hedoes not die of anyillness like a heart attacketc. It’s not a case ofsuicide either.Can you suggest alogical explanation?
  6. 6. 6Clue To Puzzle 2
  7. 7. 7Answer To Puzzle 2• The man is a lion-tamer, posingfor a photo with his lion. Thelion reacts badly to the flash ofthe camera, and the man cantsee properly, so he getsmauled.
  8. 8. 8Puzzle 3• An ordinary Americancitizen, with nopassport, visits overthirty foreign countriesin one day. He iswelcomed in eachcountry, and leaves eachone of his own accord.
  9. 9. 9Clue To Puzzle 3
  10. 10. 10Answer To Puzzle 3• He is a mail courier whodelivers packages to thedifferent foreign embassies inthe United States. The land ofan embassy belongs to thecountry of the embassy, not tothe United States.
  11. 11. 11Puzzle 4• A riverboat filled withpassengers suddenlycapsized, drowningmost of those aboard.The riverboat was ingood condition andthere was nocarelessness on the partof the crew members.Explain
  12. 12. 12Clue To Puzzle 4
  13. 13. 13Answer To Puzzle 4• The boat was moving along a riverin India when a large snakedropped onto the deck. Thepassengers all rushed to the otherside of the boat, therebyoverturning it. This is apparentlybased on a true incident reportedin the World Almanac.
  14. 14. 14Puzzle 5• Two people aredead in a car, whichis locked from theinside. Theres a lotof blood. There hasbeen no foul playlike a crime orsuicide.Can you explain?
  15. 15. 15Clue To Puzzle 5
  16. 16. 16Answer To Puzzle 5• One of the dead people isa woman; the other is thebaby shes just given birthto. She died in childbirth.
  17. 17. 17Puzzle 6• A woman throwssomething out awindow and dies.She is healthy andnot mentally ill. Sheis not killed by anyperson. It is also nota suicide.Give a logicalexplanation.
  18. 18. 18Clue To Puzzle 6
  19. 19. 19Answer To Puzzle 6• The object she throws is a boomerang.It flies out, loops around, and comesback and hits her in the head, killingher. Boomerangs do not often return soclose to the point from which they werethrown, but I believe its possible forthis to happen.
  20. 20. 20Puzzle 7• A black man dressed allin black, wearing ablack mask, stands at acrossroads in a totallyblack-painted town. Allof the streetlights intown are broken. Thereis no moon. A black-painted car withoutheadlights drivesstraight toward him, butturns in time anddoesnt hit him. How doyou explain this?
  21. 21. 21Clue To Puzzle 7
  22. 22. 22Answer To Puzzle 7Its daytime;the sun is out
  23. 23. 23Puzzle 8• A man ridesinto town onFriday. Hestays onenight andleaves onFriday. How isthis possible?
  24. 24. 24Clue To Puzzle 8
  25. 25. 25Answer To Puzzle 8•Friday is a horse
  26. 26. 26Puzzle 9• An ordinarywomanwalks onwater. It isnot amiracle.
  27. 27. 27Clue To Puzzle 9
  28. 28. 28Answer To Puzzle 9• Its easy to walk on alakes surface when thelake is frozen.
  29. 29. 29The EndMay YouGrowIn YourCreativeThinking!